Partnership Staff Biographies

Kathy Moore, MSW
Executive Director
Kathy Moore has worked on domestic violence and sexual assault issues for over 20 years. After serving as Executive Director for a domestic and sexual violence organization in Oregon, Kathy relocated to California in 2005, where she continued her work in the field serving as an independent consultant assisting domestic violence and sexual assault programs with organizational development activities, meeting facilitation, grant proposals, development and training projects, and other capacity-building contracts. She previously worked with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, serving as our Associate Director responsible for managing operations and overseeing training, technical assistance and their membership program.

Over the course of her career, Kathy has worked on a number of research and evaluation projects including serving as an empowerment evaluator for a CDC-funded intimate partner violence primary prevention project, preparing reports on domestic violence programs for funders, providing trainings on State-funded program evaluation and continuous quality improvement requirements, and evaluating state-funded LGBTQ access project and faith-based prevention initiatives.

Kathy earned an MSW degree with a concentration on social services program management and outcome evaluation from Portland State University, a certificate in non-profit financial management from the Institute for Nonprofit Management, and is trained in the Technology of Participation from the Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Lupe Cox
Administrative Assistant

Lupe performs all administrative tasks and oversees the Partnership’s daily business operations.  Her areas of expertise include finance/accounting, travel planning, data entry, and IT support. She has 12 years’ administrative experience in the private sector, and has been working for non-profit organizations for the past 4 years.

Jacquie Marroquin
Capacity-Building Program Manager
Jacquie Marroquin began her work in the violence against women movement twelve years ago working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the Central Valley. Jacquie has worked with survivors, managed programs, and provided domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-oppression trainings at local, statewide and national levels.

Currently, Ms. Marroquin is the Capacity-Building Program Manager for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, where she manages the organization's training and technical assistance programs for domestic violence organizations in California. She is a 2006 graduate of San Francisco State University, Court/Legal Interpreting Program, 2010-2011 Fellow of New York University’s Women of Color Policy Network, and 2012-1013 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow.

Emily Martin, MSW
Capacity-Building Program Coordinator

Emily first became involved with social justice and activism as a high school student. She began working in intimate partner violence awareness and prevention in 2003 while attending California State University, Chico where she obtained a BA in Multicultural and Gender Studies. Emily continued to work in outreach in education around gender violence and queer issues while interning at a student-run campus organization. She then worked for a local domestic violence program for several years in both intervention and prevention services.

Prior to working at the Partnership, Emily worked in direct service and prevention outreach on college and high school campuses focusing on gender violence, mental health, queer issues, substance abuse, school policy, and building community relationships. In 2013, Emily was selected as a Vagina Warrior Award recipient for her work on organizing One Billion Rising in Butte County. Emily received her Master of Social Work degree in 2014.

Natalie Nguyen
Capacity-Building Coordinator

As a child survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, Natalie was inspired to join in the movement to end violence against women and children in 2006. Since then, Natalie has worked in the non-profit sector to raise awareness on mental health, immigration, domestic and sexual violence issues that affect Asian Pacific Islander communities.

Natalie continues to help strengthen the voices in the movement by providing technical support and training to domestic violence agencies throughout California. Natalie received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley.

Krista Niemczyk, MPP
Public Policy Manager
Krista Niemczyk is the Public Policy Manager at the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) where she represents domestic violence programs throughout California at various government agencies, including the California State legislature. Through this advocacy, Krista ensures that the voices of domestic violence programs and survivors are heard and reflected in public policies. Before joining the Partnership, Krista was the Public Policy Coordinator at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, where her work focused on advocating for increases in federal funding for domestic and sexual violence programs and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Previous experiences include working with at-risk youth, which fueled her passion for social policy issues. Krista received her Master's degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Social Policy from American University and received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. 

Sydnie Reyes
Public Policy Coordinator

Sydnie is the Public Policy Coordinator for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence.  Prior to coming to the partnership Sydnie interned at the California Center for Research on Women and Families and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, where she wrote a brief on the correlation between inter partner violence and prenatal health outcomes.  Sydnie also worked at the University of the Pacific’s Women’s Resource Center as an Inclusion Coordinator.  At Pacific she hosted multiple events, assisted on the Women’s History Month Committee, and was the lead director for The Vagina Monologues.

She is a graduate from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a graduating member of the 2014 King Hall Outreach Program.

Sarah Foley
Prevention Project Specialist

Sarah has worked in the domestic violence movement for over 6 years. She comes to the Partnership from Washington State where she worked in a local domestic violence program. During her years at the local program Sarah held several positions including shelter advocate, community based advocate, and community education and outreach advocate. Sarah also served on the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors.  In December 2013 Sarah received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Washington.  

Erika Prasad, M.A.
Membership Coordinator

Erika is a recent graduate from CSU, Sacramento. She received an M.A. in English where she closely studied and researched topics of gender, race, and social injustice.  She is a 2014 recipient of the Patrick Michael Ewing Scholarship granted to one student annually for overcoming personal and financial hardships.

As the Membership Coordinator, Erika is pleased to extend her experience with over 5 years of professional and academic involvement with various membership based associations.

Jessica Merrill
Communications & Development Manager

Jessica comes to The Partnership from the Sacramento Housing Alliance, where she performed media outreach and engaged stakeholders in the effort to expand the number of affordable homes in the Greater Sacramento region. At The Partnership, she will work to increase opportunities for membership participation, promote legislation and build new relationships to broaden support for The Partnership's work.

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and American Studies from UC Davis, and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Sacramento State University.